**Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**

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rgsnow Regular Member • Posts: 118
Re: That STF shot turned out pretty nice.

Thanks Cetonid, extra reach would be nice. This lens has been glued to my camera for the last month. I love this thing. I have enjoyed using this lens more than any of my others. Thanksgiving holiday I will use it at Cedar Key and Blue Springs State Park in north Florida, should be plenty of birds hanging around. If it doesn't work, I will have the 70-400G on my A700 for back up.

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One Common Kingfisher from this foggy morning :)
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Re: That STF shot turned out pretty nice.

I have found with a real quality lens like that STF you can use the on board 1.4  Teleconverter very effectively  just set everything up to X Fine  and give it a try you have 24 MP  to play with.

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Re: Sam's Weekly Wildlife

Love that grey goose in flight Sam, looks like it's pulling on a cloak to hide from your lens.  Nice one!

Cheers John

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yndesai Regular Member • Posts: 332
BIF with Kit lens

Some BIF of our winter visitors in India

with 18-55 Kit Lens

Some how this also came sharp. .

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capt bob
capt bob Senior Member • Posts: 2,418
Re: **Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**

Pair of Egrets

Red Shoulder

Blue Heron

Skimmer ?

4 Ft Gator

Dive Bomber Osprey

Pixelated Juvenile Wood pecker

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Amateur Sony Shooter Veteran Member • Posts: 5,417
Re: A few from last week (A99/70-400 G1)

Nice shots. I've never heard of a Whiskey Jay.

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Hi Ed, whiskey jay is also called grey jay (or Canada Jay). There was another blue bird I forgot the name of it. It's not Blue Jay that's for sure.

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rgsnow Regular Member • Posts: 118
Re: That STF shot turned out pretty nice.

Thank you for that tip, I will play with it this week.

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steelhead3 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,307
Re: A few from last week (A99/70-400 G1)

Stellar's Jay?

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steelhead3 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,307
Re: BIF with Kit lens

Those are sharp.

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steelhead3 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,307
Re: **Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**

Nice selection, you guys are spoiled in Florida.  Pileateds Woodpeckers are on my to do list, but so far no.

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Re: A few from last week (A99/70-400 G1)

steelhead3 wrote:

Stellar's Jay?

Bing Go!

Thanks steelhead3

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I Have A Spare

Hey Thanks For Posting Up This Week Too .

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rgsnow Regular Member • Posts: 118
Re: **Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**

Here's one I caught taking a bath in the driveway, don't see them on the ground very often

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Total Darkness Owl at top of Tree with Flash

He was about 80 feet up and I was about 50-60 feet back from tree , I was unable to Tone focus so I set focus on my Neighbors window with a similar distance and held the shutter down and fired the HVL 60  , Not to bad but a little out of focus , I think I should have set all manual I suppose .

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Ed at Ridersite Forum Pro • Posts: 17,318
Re: **Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**

I have many shots of them here in Virginia.  They are around all year, but easiest to photograph and get close to in the late winter, early spring when the leaves are gone.  Also, when they have young in the nest, they get so involved in foraging for food, they become less aware of their surroundings.  I have several shots where I was shooting withing 20 feet or so.

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steelhead3 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,307
Re: Total Darkness Owl at top of Tree with Flash

Next time you may want to go to shutter priority and get the sync speed up and you will probably get a sharper shot.  Each of us has to make their own decision on flashing owls who are dependent on their night vision for getting prey.

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capt bob Senior Member • Posts: 2,418
Re: Total Darkness Owl at top of Tree with Flash

Good point that was a 300mm with a size able  crop I was quite surprised a flash had that much range  ,nice to know I could count on it for something useful though Other than annoying the local wildlife.

much to learn about flash photography ....

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danny006 Senior Member • Posts: 1,087
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Very nice pictures!

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danny006 Senior Member • Posts: 1,087
Re: **Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**

Looking good!

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